Bamboo, the builder

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly materials to build a structure with a negative carbon impact

Bamboo, the builder

Nivedita Khandekar 

A tony bamboo house installed near the open lawns at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi (IHC) has been the centre of attraction for visitors since mid-December. Installed on the sidelines of the annual GRIHA Summit, this is a 240 sq feet bamboo cottage for a ‘cosy and comfortable living space’. The summit finished a long time back, but the cottage continues to be at the IHC, prompting visitors to take photos of it or click selfies in front of it. A poster displays the information about why it is there, and many people make the effort to read it.